Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's bail a big booster to his party's morale

Written by Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Updated: Sep 24 2013, 03:30am hrs
The bail granted to Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, jailed 16 months ago by CBI in the disproportionate assets case, comes as a big morale-booster for his YSR Congress party.

Jagans release from jail tomorrow will not only revive the fortunes of his party but also give a new thrust to politics in Andhra Pradesh at a time when the state has been boiling over the bifurcation issue.

He is sure to emerge as the undisputed leader in coastal Andhra-Rayalaseema regions in the prevailing political scenario as YSRC has already been espousing the cause of a unified state, observers say.

Despite a strong movement for a unified state, the Seemaandhra region has clearly been devoid of a leader and Jagan, political analysts believe, could now emerge as one.

Jagan, however, has to first deal with some internal issues related to YSRC.

By taking a pro-united AP stance, YSRC has been virtually reduced to a nothing in Telangana region.

Even in Seemaandhra, all is not well within the party with factionism ruling the roost in many districts.

Jagan's absence for close to 16 months from the public domain has virtually left YSRC rudderless, though his mother Y S Vijaya and younger sister Sharmila sought to hold the party mantle firmly.

It may be a while before Jagan could actually go to the public in a big way as one of the bail conditions bars him from moving out of Hyderabad.